Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Susannah Grace's First Photo Shoot!

We took Susannah Grace to have her first photo shoot done when she was one week and one day old. Ashley Warren did a fabulous job. Here are a few samples from the session!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Susannah Grace's Big Arrival!

Before the REAL labor process. Can you tell?
So sweet!
8 lbs. 2 oz. 21 inches
Sleeping ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz...
Our precious family
Which one had the baby? HA!
Poor daddy
Mommy and baby
Here I am in my going home outfit! Precious angel :)
We are thrilled to announce that Susannah Grace has arrived! God has graciously blessed us with this bundle of joy and we are ever so thankful. She was born on February 25, 2010 weighing 8 lbs. 2 0z. and measuring 21 inches long. Her journey was an interesting one. I labored for 27 hours. We originally had scheduled an induction for Sunday February 28th if she had not arrived by the time of her due date, February 26th. However, on Wednesday February 24th I started experiencing contractions that were 5 minutes apart. Therefore, I went to see Dr. Tamucci so that she could monitor me since this was my first pregnancy. Since my contractions were close together for several hours she decided to keep me overnight. The next morning she jump started my labor by breaking my water and starting me on pitocin. It was a scary process because as Susannah Grace moved farther down the birth canal her heart rate started to drop. At one point, my nurse told me that I might have to have a C-section due to her heart rate. However, Dr. Tamucci ended up using forceps to help move her through the birth canal and deliver her while I pushed. When she was finally delivered I was very concerned because she was purple and not breathing very well. Her first APGAR score was a 6. Then, after a few minutes her lungs seemed to work just fine which allowed her second APGAR score to increase to a 9. I was so thankful. Her lungs have been working very well ever since :). While I wish I could say that this was the only eventful moment at the hospital it wasn't. Many of you may know that while I was in the hospital, the day after I gave birth, Trey had to be admitted for pancreatitis. He spent two nights and one day in the hospital being treated. Meanwhile, Susannah Grace and I were discharged from the hospital on Saturday afternoon. Trey didn't return home until Sunday evening. I was so grateful when Trey was able to return home and we were able to settle in as one big happy family!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Susannah Grace's Nursery

I was so happy with the way everything turned out!
The monogram on the wall ended up being just what I wanted!

It took me a while to decide on the right pattern for the curtains, but I was so elated when these were finished with the results! Tonya did a fabulous job once again!

I'm such a sucker for cute lamp shades!
We got the stand from Target and the shade from Once Upon a Time.

Susannah Grace' s Meme got her the cute lamb night light.

My friend, Ashley, painted this canvas for me!
I LOVE it. She did such a good job!
My mother and I made the pillow you see out of extra fabric I had.
We are planning on having it monogrammed soon.

This is the wreath I made to hang on the hospital door.
It will also be displayed in her room.

I got this window pane and bookshelf at an antique store.
My plan is to put pictures of our family and Susannah Grace in the portions of the pane that don't have crosses in them after her photo shoot with Ashley Warren. :)

I've collected Swarovski crystal for some time now.
This used to be in our guest room. Now, Susannah Grace has it in her room.
Here is her going home dress and diaper bag. We are ready to go!
We finally finished her room!
Of course, I am always finding SOMETHING else to do.
However, it's pretty much done! I hope she loves it as much as I do!